Wall How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our wall step-by-step tips & ideas.
Do you want to change the look and feel of your room with paint, but are faced with the challenge of wallpaper? You don’t always need to remove wallpaper first. Read this guide to learn when and how to paint over wallpaper.
Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor how to handle cracks in plaster and drywall.
Our online visitors asked for help with dinged, gouged, and cracked walls. Here's an easy way to repair cracks in plaster walls and get a smooth surface that lasts.
From start to finish, we show you how to give your interior walls a new personality in just one weekend.
Dress up your plain-Jane walls with stylish trim that also guards against scuffs and scratches. This Old House helps you get the look you want at a price you can afford.
We share different types of insulation so you can select what works best for your home’s interior walls.
Read these 24 pro tips to ensure our walls and trim get a flawless finish.
Using a temporary wall you can build an instant extra bedroom—and when you need your old room back, it can be taken down in minutes.
3 easy steps and neat trick to safely make tidy cuts in fiberglass insulation batts.
Repointing is a simple job, but it has to be done with care, using the right tools and the right materials.
Learn how to pick a complementary color scheme for your next paint job.
Tom Silva shows how to install baseboard trim that become visual anchors for any room.
Colored glaze layered on in a random pattern with a sea sponge can do wonders for a flat wall.
This step-by-step guide shows you how to use tape and drywall mud to finish your new wall with ease.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva's technique for erecting an interior dividing wall.
Painting and decorating contractor John Dee's step-by-step method for a well-clad wall.
Ideas and inspiration to help you select, plan, and install wainscoting.
Here’s how to create the effect of shiplap by installing plywood panels to walls inside your home.
Create a bold accent wall with painter's tape and a menu of complementary colors
Layer stock lumber and moldings to produce this classic architectural element
Pro painter Nick Slavik uses a tried-and-true 3-step process to get rid of wallpaper. He takes you along on a job to show you how it's done